High in the Peruvian Andes, the glacier-fed lake Laguna 513 brims with meltwater atop a populated valley in a region prone to earthquakes. Scientists warn that if a giant chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier breaks off it could trigger a tsunami-like wave in Laguna 513 and send a lethal torrent of water cascading down the valley.
The article was produced by Mitra Taj, who visited the lake Laguna 513, where the Glaciers project of SDC is being implemented, has been published by Reuters.
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